Thursday, June 8, 2023

Detention of immigrants at US’ southern border drops 70% after Title 42 ends

The number of migrants stopped at the United States’ southern border dropped by nearly 70 million% in the past 48 hours compared to the two days before the end of Title 42, the health regulation that allowed for early removals due to Covid-19. Was given Pandemic 19, which ended on 11 May.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a statement highlighted the lack of detention of migrants found at the border. There were about 3,000 migrant apprehensions between ports of entry each day in the last 48 hours, “about 70% less than in the 48 hours prior to the lifting of Title 42,” noted DHS. Agents recorded an average of 10,000 arrests. Day.

The DHS attributed the reduction in restrictions to measures taken by the Joe Biden administration to “manage the border” since last Friday, when the sanitary regulation ceased to apply.

This week, DHS repatriated and removed more than 11,000 immigrants, including families and adults traveling alone. This figure includes more than 1,100 migrants from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti and Cuba who were returned to Mexico.

The weekly average of apprehensions at the border reached 4,000 per day. The majority of detainees are of Mexican descent, with an average of 1,100 migrants per day.

In second place were the Hondurans with 550 detainees per day, followed by the Guatemalans with 380.

At ports of entry, asylum applications were processed for 1,070 people who had scheduled an appointment to present their case through the CBP One application.

“We are encouraged by this progress, but it is too early to draw any definite conclusions or predict trends on apprehensions within a week of the end of Title 42,” DHS said.

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